BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams finished competition at the Virginia Tech Challenge in the teams’ final tune-up before the ACC Indoor Championships on Saturday afternoon.

Virginia’s high jumpers turned in solid performances in their final outing prior to the championship season. Jacob Kelly placed second in the event with a personal best performance as he leaped to a height of 2.08m (6’9.75”). The mark ranks in the top-eight in the ACC and places Kelly in a tie for seventh on Virginia’s all time performance list.

On the women’s side Bex Hawkins won the high jump for the second time this season with a mark of 1.71m (5’7.25”). Hawkins’ personal best mark sits at 1.77m (5’9.75”) and ranks fifth in the ACC this season.


  • Claudio Romero placed third in the shot put
  • Gabriella Recce recorded a personal best in the pole vault (3.92m / 12’10.25”)
  • Ashley Anumba placed third in the shot put with a personal best mark (15.27m / 50’1.25”)
  • Maria Deaviz finished fourth in the shot put
  • Morgan Johnson recorded a personal best in the shot put (14.67m / 48’1.75”)
  • Will Trent recorded a personal best in the 200m

Up Next:  

The ACC Indoor Championships will be hosted by Virginia Tech at Rector Field House in Blacksburg, Va. The three-day affair is set to begin on Thursday, Feb. 26.